Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Chinese Boxwood Toggle of Pair of Peanuts, Qing Dy, 19th C.

Chinese Boxwood Toggle of Pair of Peanuts, Qing Dy, 19th C.


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DESCRIPTION: A Chinese toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of peanuts attached to leafy vines. In Chinese symbolism, the peanut (huasheng) is an auspicious symbol because its second character (sheng) means to "give birth". The peanut thus symbolizes the wish for many children. This toggle is expertly carved in the round and has a wonderful old boxwood patina. A cord would have been strung through the opening at the peanut’s stem to secure the toggle to a sash. DIMENSIONS: 2.5” long (6.4 cm) x 1.25” wide (3.2 cm).